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Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing by Gabrielle M. Spiegel

By Gabrielle M. Spiegel

This crucial selection of key articles bargains a re-assessment of the perform of heritage in gentle of present debates. serious thinkers and practising historians current their writings, in addition to transparent and thorough editorial fabric, to ascertain the complicated rules on the vanguard of old practice.

This quantity provides a synoptic evaluation of the final twenty-five years’ theoretical research of old writing, with a serious exam of the significant ideas and positions which have been in debate. the gathering delineates the emergence of ''practice theory'' as a potential paradigm for destiny old interpretation all in favour of questions of organization, adventure and the subject.

These complicated principles are brought to scholars during this available reader, and for lecturers and historians too, this survey is an vital and well timed read.

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63 A notable feature of this focus on agency in the present context is the new attention given to enactment rather than discourse, together with a fresh awareness of the productive openness and individualizing potential created by the gap between langue and parole as a space of indetermination, hence of individual intention and action. Indeed, David Gary Shaw would go so far as to suggest that the attempt to rehabilitate notions of agency and self allows a refurbished role for the rational,64 a rationality that emerges in the context of choice and interests, rather than functioning as a specified, discursive logic.

23. 61 Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. Steven Rendall (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1984):33. ,” History and Theory, 40(2001):6. , Les Formes de l’Expérience (Paris, 1995):30. ,” History and Theory, 40(2001):8. 65 Kathleen Canning, “Feminist History after the Linguistic Turn: Historicizing Discourse and Experience,” Signs, 19(1994):378. Toews, “Intellectual History After the Linguistic Turn,” American Historical Review, 92(1987):882. , p. 882. 68 Joan Scott, “The Evidence of Experience,” Critical Inquiry, 17(1991):793.

By proposing “semantic” in place of “semiotic” constructivism, these historians argue that no past use of a term determines its application to the next case, hence there always exists a domain of indeterminacy about which concept or convention is relevant and how it is to be construed. ”62 Agency, thus, consists in the adaptive and individual deployment of available, circulating meaning. 63 A notable feature of this focus on agency in the present context is the new attention given to enactment rather than discourse, together with a fresh awareness of the productive openness and individualizing potential created by the gap between langue and parole as a space of indetermination, hence of individual intention and action.

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